Gisele Bundchen is ''very nurturing''.

The Chanel model admits her parents had a huge impact on the kind of mother she tries to be for her and her American football star husband Tom Brady's children Benjamin, five, and Vivian, two, as they were strict but ''loving''.

She shared: ''I'm very nurturing, I come from a large family and my parents were loving. But the most important thing for me as a mum is to keep my word. When I say no, I mean no, I always say they have all the time in the world to sit there saying, 'I want it, I want it', but they are smart, and if I give it to them they know they can get away with it.''

The 34-year-old star still idolises her mother and has confessed that although she and her family didn't have much when she was growing up in a tiny German-speaking hamlet just outside of the Brazilian city Horizontina, she was always happy with what they had.

She told Britain's Vogue magazine: ''My mother is my hero; she is the strongest, hardest working woman I've ever met in my life. I didn't realise that till I became a mother myself, she was living for us. We had a simple life but I never felt anything was missing.''